at our dinner last night I heard that some of the bicyclists in last weekend's 'protest parade' in Manhattan were dragging BURNING U.S. FLAGS behind them...I just don't know if I could restrain myself if ever saw that
I wouldn?t have a problem containing myself if I saw that.
I wouldn?t go and try to beat the bicycle rider up, but I would be ****
sure to grab the rope that he was dragging the flag with and take the flag away and try to protect it. If the guy falls and hurts himself, so be it
. Sure I might get arrested, but that?s ok.
Then again I have problems if I see the flag being flown incorrectly, or disrespected. Yesterday I pulled over when I saw American flag on the street. (The ones that people attach to their cars) I picked it up, folded it up correctly and deposited in my local VFW Hall?s flag collection bin. I would have to guess I put well over a dozen flags a year in that bin.
I also try to inform people (politely) when they are flying the flag incorrectly. Last week I noticed a ?new? pizza place (a bunch of owners have tried that spot) around here that was flying an American flag and an Italian flag. That is fine, but the both flags were touching the ground. Honestly I didn?t care about the Italian flag, but I did go inside and ask the new owner to please make sure that the American flag does not touch the ground.
I will go by at lunchtime today and check on it.
If you don?t want to fly the flag that is fine by me, but please don?t disrespect it.